Manitoba Public Insurance promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development in a wide variety of ways. From how we construct our buildings to the initiatives we help advance, we are committed to creating a cleaner and healthier environment.
In order to ensure that our buildings are built and operated to environmental standards, we are in the process of having third-party consultants verify and certify that all of our buildings meet one of two requirements:
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver standard for new construction/major renovations.
- Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) BESt standards for the operation of existing buildings.
All tile carpeting in our buildings is supplied by Interface, an internationally renowned leader in sustainable development that uses recycled materials in new carpet and has a recycling program for old carpet to be returned for reuse by charities. Additionally, whenever one of our buildings undergoes renovations, all fixtures that are not reusable or that have no salvage value are donated to local charitable organizations who offer them for sale.
But it’s not just our buildings that are “green”! From the vehicles we drive to the water we drink, Manitoba Public Insurance strives to keep the environment at the forefront. We have an extremely fuel efficient fleet of corporate vehicles, highlighted by two electric cars and numerous hybrid, four cylinder and E-85 vehicles.
We stopped purchasing disposable one-use water bottles in 2009 and now provide all staff with reusable plastic bottles. We’ve even gone a step further and eliminated the use of water coolers at our cityplace location and installed fountains that are regularly tested to meet the highest of quality standards.